Wood Islands Welcome Centre

Upcoming Events:

Wood Islands Agency Liquor Store OPENING!!
Spring Hours
Thurs, Fri, Sat 10-6 & Sun 12-6

~Only community run agency liquor store in Canada
~Coldest beer in PEI
~Wide selection of beer, wine and spirits including local products
~Watch our page for future Commissary Offerings with a focus on Local Suppliers!!

What’s Here:

Our Wood Islands Lighthouse, Museum, and Gift shop and our “Seconds by the Sea” second hand store in the Range Light is now CLOSED for the 2018 season.    Info: Bev at Lighthouse (902) 962-3110 (during season) or (902) 962-3463 in off-season. If you have items to donate to our Seconds by the Sea store, please call Bev; and THANK YOU!  After September 29–  Lighthouse tours can be arranged by appointment (for bus tours and other groups).    Wood Islands Wools is now CLOSED — Wood Islands Lighthouse and Museum has a pop-up store of woolen “heritage” yarns designed by Fleece and Harmony of Belfast specifically and exclusively for Wood Islands Lighthouse and Museum. “Every skein tells a story.” We are part of the Island’s “Fibre Trail” for the knitting folks.

The Sweet Factory in the Wood islands Welcome Centre is now Open.

Island Gold Honey retail store will be open June 1st for the 2019 season.  Their store is full of honey and beeswax products perfect for enjoying yourself or giving as gifts.   Check them out on Facebook as well for the most up to date information about their product.  Message them to continue your honey supply.   🙂

Hall rentals can be arranged by calling Darin at (902) 962-3761.

Tai Chi at Wood Islands: what a good way to bring your physical and mental health together!  You can start with this friendly group who will be firing up soon again for the fall–Tuesday evenings at 13056 Shore Road, Wood Islands — upstairs in the yellow building.  Treat yourself: call Kevin or Pat at (902) 962-3164 for more information!

This year’s 70 Mile Coastal Yard Sale is September 21 and 22, 2019.  Registrations will not be accepted until mid-July of 2019.

Forms will be at Coopers in Eldon, The Store in Belle River, the Lady Slipper Cafe in Montague and at the Wood Islands Commissary and Liquor Store.  However, you should book accommodation now.   For accommodations or tourist information, please call 1-800-463-4PEI (4734); they’ll walk you through your options, and they know this area very well. You’ll be in good hands.

Amateur Radio at rear range light – Wood Islands Lights   — A permanent antenna has been placed.  For more info, call George. 🙂  G5RV Junior and coaxial connection installed at the Rear Range Light.  For more information, contact George Dewar – dewarg@bellaliant.netvy2gf@rac.ca
57 Perth Stn. Rd, Cardigan RR6, Prince Edward Island, Canada, C0A 1G0
Amateur Radio Call signs – VY2GF & VY2PLH  Grid – FN86PF61OJ  ITU – 9 CQ – 5
Telephone – 902 838-3282       Skype – george.dewar   Geocaching – George D

Business opportunities:

All retail spaces at the Wood islands Welcome Centre are leased.  If there are any other ideas that you would like to propose (for training, events, community dinners, etc.) please don’t hesitate to contact Audrey.  🙂  The Board of Directors would consider offering sites for sale for new construction; development in our community is a good thing.

New Name . . .

Our Centre has a new name.  Formerly known as the “Plough the Waves” Centre, our “Wood Islands Welcome Centre” reflects better our position as the first place visited after arriving by ferry from Nova Scotia.

Our Welcome Centre is home to the Wood Islands and Area Development Corporation — a Not-For-Profit community organization who owns and operates the Welcome Centre including the Wood Islands Lighthouse (tours and gift shop); a community room complete with full kitchen available for your special occasions; and a community Liquor Store Agency.  Our new Commissary (in the Liquor Store) offers fresh coffee and some “provisions” you might have left behind such as BBQ, campfire, food, books, or personal items.  Pop in to see if we have what you need, or just come for a cup of fresh coffee or tea.

Joining us here at the Welcome Centre is a provincial Visitor Information Centre;  an “all-you’ll-ever-need” candy and ice cream store, The Sweet Factory;  Lady’s Slipper Express café;  Island Gold Honey;  and Ellis Decker — resident wood worker in the freight shed.  We are the Trail Head (Mile 0) of the Confederation (Trans Canada) Trail where you can enjoy a short, tranquil hike (or bike ride) in any season.

Welcome to Wood Islands and to Prince Edward Island — the “Birthplace of Canada!”